New Initial Discovery Guidelines for Wage and Hour Cases

February 7, 2018 Casey C. Sullivan

Get ready for a new, more standardized approach to discovery—at least in certain federal wage and hour lawsuits.

Early this year, the Federal Judicial Center released a new set of protocols meant to guide the discovery process in non-collective-action Fair Labor Standards Act cases. This new, nonbinding approach to discovery establishes a standard timeline for the exchange of documents and information related to work schedules, employment contracts, and other information typical of such lawsuits—all with the goal of reducing discovery burdens and quickly narrowing the issues in litigation. 

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